When Anything Goes: Inside New York’s Polyamorous Scene

When 57-year-old Michel Madie arrived in New York in the 1980s, he quickly became one of the biggest names in real estate.

Ever since he has also been part of a growing polyamorous community, hosting open sexuality and swingers party inside one of his most prestigious properties.

The mogul tied the knot with Swedish civil engineering student Rasmus Foyer, 27, in December 2015 at the $12million converted church in Harlem, that has been dubbed the ‘Taj Marharlem’.

According to Narrative, one in five guests were current or former lovers of either groom.

After they said ‘I do’, the party went for another 24 hours, starting with a traditional Algerian dinner, and followed by belly and flamenco dancers, acrobats and a rotation of five gifted DJ’s spinning deep house, down-tempo and funk.

Since moving in to the enormous home, Madie has received countless complaints from neighbors who say it is really an unlicensed club. But Madie hasn’t let the the issues get in the way of his swanky shindigs.

Photographer Jonathan Alpeyrie followed the married pair around as they entertained guests at their home and went to other parties across the city, filled with couples who have a similar interest.

Polyamory, which derives from the Greek word ‘poly’ which means many, and the Latin word ‘amor’ which means love, is a practice of, and desire for intimate relationship involving more than two people with the knowledge and consent of all involved.

Trust and openness is crucial if one desires to integrate and remain within these Poly communities. New York has many Poly groups and subgroups based on personal preferences.

Michel Madie (right), a New York City real estate mogul, and Rasmus Foyer, a 27-year-old Swedish civil engineering student, exchange their rings during their wedding in their lavish home in Harlem, New York. Michel has started a trend of open sexuality parties and swingers events as part of a polyamorous community
Michel Madie (right), a New York City real estate mogul, and Rasmus Foyer, a 27-year-old Swedish civil engineering student, exchange their rings during their wedding in their lavish home in Harlem, New York. Michel has started a trend of open sexuality parties and swingers events as part of a polyamorous community
Surrounded by hundreds of friends dressed in faux fur, feathers and LED-lit animal costumes, the couple took their vows and was blessed under Michel¿s ancestral tallit. Some twenty percent of the guests were current or former lovers of either groom
Surrounded by hundreds of friends dressed in faux fur, feathers and LED-lit animal costumes, the couple took their vows and was blessed under Michel¿s ancestral tallit. Some twenty percent of the guests were current or former lovers of either groom

The pair embrace each other after tying the knot in the middle of an extravagant ceremony. The end of their wedding kicked off a raucous after party that lasted all night
Michel is seen with a woman at a swingers party in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2015. The 57-year-old is a native of Algeria who has since made his money dealing in prime real estate in New York
The pair embrace each other after tying the knot in the middle of an extravagant ceremony. The end of their wedding kicked off a raucous after party that lasted all night 

Michel is seen with a woman at a swingers party in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2015. The 57-year-old is a native of Algeria who has since made his money dealing in prime real estate in New York

The more the merrier! A pair of young women are entering a shower to join Michel Madie during one of his parties in New York 
The more the merrier! A pair of young women are entering a shower to join Michel Madie during one of his parties in New York

Michel is seen with a woman at a swingers party in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2015. The 57-year-old is a native of Algeria who has since made his money dealing in prime real estate in New York 

Michel and Rasmus host guests in one of their luxurious rooms during an open sexuality session at their $12million converted church pad

Michel lies alongside two other guests at one of his open sexuality parties. Polyamory, which derives from the Greek word "poly" which means many, and the Latin word "amor" which means love, is a practice of, and desire for intimate relationship involving more than two people with the knowledge and consent of all involved
Michel lies alongside two other guests at one of his open sexuality parties. Polyamory, which derives from the Greek word “poly” which means many, and the Latin word “amor” which means love, is a practice of, and desire for intimate relationship involving more than two people with the knowledge and consent of all involved
Guests take part in what is known as the 'open sexuality' part of the wedding. Michel has become a front-man for the trend of hosting open sexuality parties in his lavish home 

Guests take part in what is known as the ‘open sexuality’ part of the wedding. Michel has become a front-man for the trend of hosting open sexuality parties in his lavish home
Scantily-clad guests walk around the former church in Harlem that he converted into his 10,000 sq ft home
Scantily-clad guests walk around the former church in Harlem that he converted into his 10,000 sq ft home 
Michel watches a woman playing guitar as he prepares to sit down for dinner with his lover and a pair of Polyamorous ladies
Michel watches a woman playing guitar as he prepares to sit down for dinner with his lover and a pair of Polyamorous ladies 
Michel and Rasmus hosts guests in one of the open areas of their Harlem property during a house party in October 2015

Michel and Rasmus hosts guests in one of the open areas of their Harlem property during a house party in October 2015 
Guests wait for the wedding between Michel and Rasmus in December 2015 to start. They're dressed in array of costumes for the nuptials 

Guests wait for the wedding between Michel and Rasmus in December 2015 to start. They’re dressed in array of costumes for the nuptials
MicheMichel and Rasmus dance with their two lovers inside their bedroom during dinner in September 2015 Michel and Rasmus dance with their two lovers inside their bedroom during dinner in September 2015
Rasmus is prepping before he gets married to Michel. Madie, a 57-year-old native of Algeria who grew up in Corsica. He became a famous realtor after moving to New York in the 1980s 
Rasmus is prepping before he gets married to Michel. Madie, a 57-year-old native of Algeria who grew up in Corsica. He became a famous realtor after moving to New York in the 1980s
Michel's lover Rasmus, a Swedish man, is sitting between two Polyamorous ladies during a dinner at their Harlem, New York, home 
Michel’s lover Rasmus, a Swedish man, is sitting between two Polyamorous ladies during a dinner at their Harlem, New York, home
Rasmus and after another party guest sits behind a couch choosing music to play inside a house in October 2015 
Rasmus and after another party guest sits behind a couch choosing music to play inside a house in October 2015

Only eyes for each other? Michel and Rasmums stare at each other as they host a dinner party at their Harlem, New York City, property
Michel and Rasmums stare at each other as they host a dinner party at their Harlem, New York City, property
Casual fun: Two men talk to each other while holding onto a pole during an open sexuality party at Michel's residence 
Casual fun: Two men talk to each other while holding onto a pole during an open sexuality party at Michel’s residence
One of the lovers dances during a private dinner at the house. Since Madie moved into the house, he has had complaints from neighbors who say it is really an unlicensed nightclub 
One of the lovers dances during a private dinner at the house. Since Madie moved into the house, he has had complaints from neighbors who say it is really an unlicensed nightclub
Get a room! Michel is seen on the floor with his hands around a woman during a kissing party in Brooklyn, New York 
Get a room! Michel is seen on the floor with his hands around a woman during a kissing party in Brooklyn, New York
Host with the most: Michel holds the hand of a dinner guest as he enjoy a glass of red wine  and food at his long table 
Host with the most: Michel holds the hand of a dinner guest as he enjoy a glass of red wine and food at his long table
Ready for action: Rasmus and Michel are in one of their closets getting ready for a party in September 2015 
Ready for action: Rasmus and Michel are in one of their closets getting ready for a party in September 2015
Hot under the collar: Rasmus peforms with a fire-dancing colleague inside Michel's house during one of their parties 
Hot under the collar: Rasmus peforms with a fire-dancing colleague inside Michel’s house during one of their parties
So, what do you do for a living? Michel and Rasmus talk to two women at a swingers party in a Brooklyn apartment 
So, what do you do for a living? Michel and Rasmus talk to two women at a swingers party in a Brooklyn apartment
Guests sit in the balcony that once overlooked the church's pulpit for the wedding between Michel and Rasmus
Guests sit in the balcony that once overlooked the church’s pulpit for the wedding between Michel and Rasmus’s wedding. Trust and openness is crucial if one desires to integrate and remain within these Poly communities. New York has many Poly groups and subgroups based on personal preferences
A dancer is performing for Michel and Rasmus's wedding. Trust and openness is crucial if one desires to integrate and remain within these Poly communities. New York has many Poly groups and subgroups based on personal preferences

A dancer is performing for Michel and Rasmus’s wedding. Trust and openness is crucial if one desires to integrate and remain within these Poly communities. New York has many Poly groups and subgroups based on personal preferences

I think dinner went rather well: Michel is embracing one of his lovers inside his Harlem home at the end of a dinner
I think dinner went rather well: Michel is embracing one of his lovers inside his Harlem home at the end of a dinner
King of the castle: The real estate mogul looks into the mirror as he tries on an outfit before an open sexuality party 
King of the castle: The real estate mogul looks into the mirror as he tries on an outfit before an open sexuality party

Hot under the collar: During a party in September 2015, Michel performed an exotic dance to his guest under UV lighting 

During a party in September 2015, Michel performed an exotic dance to his guest under UV lighting
So, do you come here often? Two guests wearing animal costumes speak to each other as they toast to Michel and Rasmus' wedding 
So, do you come here often? Two guests wearing animal costumes speak to each other as they toast to Michel and Rasmus’ wedding
Formal affair: Michel is seen with his arm around another woman while speaks to Rasmus at a black tie event in October, 2015 
Formal affair: Michel is seen with his arm around another woman while speaks to Rasmus at a black tie event in October, 2015
A less formal affair: Michel kisses the back of Rasmus' neck in front of their two lovers as they enjoy a dinner 
A less formal affair: Michel kisses the back of Rasmus’ neck in front of their two lovers as they enjoy a dinner
Moment of bliss: The pair enjoy a rare minute alone during a black tie party in Manhattan's Upper East Side in October, 2015 
Moment of bliss: The pair enjoy a rare minute alone during a black tie party in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in October, 2015
Purple haze: Michel shares an intimate moment with one of his lovers as they dance in a purple light at his home 
Purple haze: Michel shares an intimate moment with one of his lovers as they dance in a purple light at his home  A set of bongos and drums sit behind him
Rasmus, a trained fire juggler, performs for guests in front of a stage inside Michel's home. A set of bongos and drums sit behind him 

Rasmus, a trained fire juggler, performs for guests in front of a stage inside Michel’s home. A set of bongos and drums sit behind him
Michel waits as Rasmus walks down the aisle before saying 'I do' during their wedding in December 

Michel waits as Rasmus walks down the aisle before saying ‘I do’ during their wedding in December

The married pair embrace as Michel grabs another bottle of vodka before heading back to the party 
The married pair embrace as Michel grabs another bottle of vodka before heading back to the party
Michel shows off an extravagant item of clothing during one of his many parties in October 2015  
Michel shows off an extravagant item of clothing during one of his many parties in October 2015
A good team: Michel is cooking inside his home while his lover Rasmus chops up fruit for guests to enjoy 
A good team: Michel is cooking inside his home while his lover Rasmus chops up fruit for guests to enjoy

Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3605611/Inside-New-York-polyamorous-community-headed-real-estate-mogul-hosts-open-sexuality-parties-12million-converted-church-dubbed-Taj-Maharlem.html

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